Operations Support

Local Knowledge

Expanding business internationally can be an expensive and risky enterprise. It requires local knowledge and contacts. Knowledge relating to local regulations and the right contacts for the services required by the client. Clients would normally be cost conscious and would wish to retain the flexibility to make quick changes to the business strategy and model.


We support our clients’ international start-ups with our trading support team until clients are able to set up their own office, staff complement and organisation. We assist our clients with recruitment and premises and hand hold them to a successful launch of their business.


Our trading operations team is involved in providing support on bank transactions as well as supporting our clients’ trading activity. We can assist clients in the process of opening of bank accounts in any of the major currencies and we are in a position to introduce clients to reliable banks in the UK, Ireland & Malta and other jurisdictions.


Financial arrangements are handled discreetly and clients also benefit from a full range of advisory and operational support services. Clients involved in international trade will benefit from our expertise in cross-border documentation procedures, no matter how complex. Advice and assistance is also offered with EU compliant invoicing procedures for trans-national business transactions. Portman International can represent clients’ interests with banks, suppliers and customers. This team is also proficient in handling shipping and import & export procedures and letters of credit. This trading support service is also enhanced by regular management accounting and reporting.